Photonic jet and its applications in nano-photonics

Hooman Mohseni*

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Photonic jet-an unusually elongated intensive near-field focal point of microspheres-has been utilized for many nano-photonic applications such as novel nanolithography and enhancing light-matter interaction. In microsphere nanolithography, we have realized hexagonal array of arbitrary patterns with sub-80-nm feature size using 254 nm DUV wavelength. This approach provides a high-throughput path for practical production of metamaterial with deep submicron features and over large areas, for a broad range of applications such as thermosphotovoltaics. We have also used the unique properties of the photonic jets to realize monolithic compact hybrid optical antenna with excellent performance in terms of directionality and quantum efficiency. Our results show that quantum efficiencies exceeding 50% and directivity gain of 16 dB are possible. Unlike many near-filed counterparts, the lossless and non-resonant nature of photonic jet makes it uniquely scalable over a broad EM spectrum from deep UV to THz.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of Frontiers in Optics 2015, FIO 2015
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781943580033
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventFrontiers in Optics 2015, FIO 2015 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2015Oct 22 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of Frontiers in Optics 2015, FIO 2015


OtherFrontiers in Optics 2015, FIO 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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